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Romney Was Clumsy, but He Had a Point

Diogenese_wy Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 1:08 AM
Clumsy, yes. Truthful, yes. A fact of human nature: A person will always elect to do that which is in their best interest. If you are receiving government handouts, you will not be inclined to vote into office someone who would reduce or eliminate those handouts. If you are not paying income taxes you will not vote for a candidate that would change the tax collection methodology (i.e. flat tax) that would result in your having to pay taxes. America needs a president who is willing to accept reality and to tell the nation the truth.
karpe diem Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 1:33 AM
those people who are now paying no taxes used to pay taxes when they were employed, but through no fault of their own they are not required to do so now. those who will vote for obama will vote for them not to pay taxes, from his first day in office his focus was to shrink the economy, whether by EPA regulations or by not allowing to explore for oil and thus many people lost their jobs. why did not romney say that when he spoke about the 47%? he should have.

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Mitt Romney told donors in a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser that was secretly recorded in May and released by Mother Jones this week. In an unfortunate choice of words, Romney described those 47 percent as people who "are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it."

Factually, Romney was in the right neighborhood. The Tax Foundation's William...